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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

In The News

Jul 11, 2019 In The News
The New York Times

Sometimes, ideas can bounce around the intellectual fringes for years before eventually being embraced by the powerful. On Wednesday you could watch it happen in real time, on cable television.

Jun 26, 2019 In The News
Seattle PI

Legislation to rescind 20 Congressional Medals of Honor awarded after the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee in South Dakota was unveiled Wednesday by U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Wash., and two House colleagues.

"We're 129 years late, but we still can act," said Heck, in Washington, D.C., introducing the Remove the Stain Act.

Jun 25, 2019 In The News
Stars and Stripes

WASHINGTON — A bill introduced Tuesday would rescind 20 Medals of Honor awarded to soldiers who received them for actions during the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890, when hundreds of Native Americans were killed by U.S. cavalry soldiers.

Jun 11, 2019 In The News
The Seattle Times
The president may not think much of climate change, but his intelligence agencies sure do.
Dec 27, 2018 In The News
Northwest Asian Weekly
With the Chinese American WWII Veteran Congressional Gold Medal Act now being signed into law, let freedom ring for all. This is a wonderful holiday gift to the Chinese American community. The president’s signature on this bill on Dec. 20 reaffirms this administration’s recognition of the contributions that people of color make in protecting our nation.
Dec 19, 2018 In The News
FEDweek
The measure, which would apply retroactively to the beginning of this year, would make civilian federal employees returning from overseas eligible for a tax exclusion like that applying to military personnel. It also would make newly hired and retiring employees eligible for the reimbursement.
Dec 2, 2018 In The News
American Banker
Legislation by Reps. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., and Denny Heck, D-Wash., would block federal regulators from issuing enforcement actions against financial institutions banking marijuana businesses in states where it is legal. Companion legislation has also been introduced in the Senate. That plan has also been backed by the Independent Community Bankers of America. There’s “a real opportunity” next term to move legislation offering a pot safe harbor for banks, Perlmutter recently told Politico.
Nov 28, 2018 In The News
The Wall Street Journal
Congress has often failed to guard its constitutional authority over foreign trade, and Duffy-Heck is a modest re-assertion. President Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin haven’t objected to Duffy-Heck, and Senate Republicans shouldn’t scuttle what could be one of this Congress’s better achievements.
Nov 27, 2018 In The News
POLITICO
"We now have, I think, close to a majority of the nation's population that lives in states where some form of access to marijuana is legal," Heck said. "The businesses that either grow it or process it or retail it are operating under this terrible cloud because banks and credit unions aren't quite sure what the federal regulators will do to them if they provide those services."
Nov 5, 2018 In The News
The Puyallup Herald
Sunday’s Veterans Day marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, and organizations across the nation will be honoring it in a special way. “There’s a national campaign to have bells in the community ring at 11 (a.m.),” Puyallup Historical Society president Andy Anderson said.